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Somali Gov’t: ‘No News’ al-Shabab Allied to al-Qaida

Posted February 10th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s transitional government says it is not surprised that militant group al-Shabab has formally joined forces with al-Qaida. The government’s minister of information, Abdulkadir Hussein Mohamed, said in a statement Friday that word of the alliance is “no news to us.” He asserted that al-Shabab leaders are paid representatives of al-Qaida, and that al-Shabab can […]

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Somali Gov’t: ‘No News’ al-Shabab Allied to al-Qaida

Posted February 10th, 2012 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Somalia’s transitional government says it is not surprised that militant group al-Shabab has formally joined forces with al-Qaida. The government’s minister of information, Abdulkadir Hussein Mohamed, said in a statement Friday that word of the alliance is “no news to us.” He asserted that al-Shabab leaders are paid representatives of al-Qaida, and that al-Shabab can […]

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Al-Qaida Leader: Somalia’s al-Shabab Has Joined Network

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Al-Qaida’s leader says the Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab has joined the terrorist network. An Internet monitoring service said Thursday that al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri delivered the news in a video message. According to the SITE Intelligence Group, al-Zawahiri gave “glad tidings” in his remarks, and announced al-Shabab has joined al-Qaida’s jihadist movement against what he […]

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Somali Militants Send IDPs Back to Famine Zones

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A Somali doctor tells VOA that al-Qaida-linked militants have forcibly dismantled one of the biggest camps for displaced people near Mogadishu. The doctor said Sunday al-Shabab militants loaded more than 4,300 families into trucks and sent them back to the areas they had fled. The doctor said Al-Shabab had decided to dismantle the camp overnight […]

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